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Stars to raise vital funds for children at BGC Charity Day 2018

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We’re thrilled to chosen as one of the beneficiary charities for the BGC Charity Day which commemorates the colleagues and employees they lost in 9/11.

Our Patron Holly Willoughby, special friend Melanie Sykes and Ambassador Lance Corporal Richard Jones will be joining a whole host of stars of the screen, stage, sport and music to raise awareness and vital funds for the UK’s 49,000 seriously ill children and their families. Holly, Melanie and Richard will be joined by some of the seriously ill children and families that we are here for.

Last year, BGC Charity Day raised over £50,000 for our work with seriously ill young people. Thanks to BGC Partners we’ve been able to improve young people’s experiences of palliative care across the UK. This support has helped them lead more fulfilling lives as young adults – not just patients. Chelsea Corbett shares the difference this has made to her: “Together for Short Lives didn’t just support me to find the right hospice or give me an opportunity to use my voice in the future – they helped me to be Chelsea again.”


It’s a wonderful way to raise vital funds for a charity I’m passionate about. I’ve seen first-hand the remarkable and lifeline support Together for Short Lives gives to families caring for seriously ill children. Caring for a very sick child round-the-clock can be exhausting and isolating, but the money raised will help even more families know that they are not alone and help them get the support they need.

Together for Short Lives' Patron Holly Willoughby

Ambassador Lance Corporal Richard Jones, added: ‘Really looking forward to sharing some magic at this special event and will be very proud to be there on behalf of Together for Short Lives.”

Our celebrity friend Melanie Sykes said that she was honoured to be representing the charity for the second year running: “I’m really excited to be helping raise much-needed funds for seriously-ill children and their families again at the BGC Charity Day. It is amazing to know what a difference the money made last year – the staff at BGC should be very proud of all they have helped to achieve. I continue to be inspired by the incredible and vital work of Together for Short Lives and the stories of the families they support.”

Andy Fletcher, CEO for Together for Short Lives added “A huge, huge thank you to everyone at team BGC, and good luck for this year’s Charity Day. With your generous support again this year, Together for Short Lives will be able to help and support even more families facing the heartbreak of knowing their child will die young. Your generosity, enthusiasm and passion mean the world to seriously ill children and families.”

100% of global revenues raised on BGC Charity Day are donated to participating charities, transforming thousands of lives. Over the last 13 years, BGC Charity Day has raised over $147 million for good causes around the world, transforming thousands of lives.

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